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Golf Tournament Supports Pediatric Palliative Care Program

(Florence, Ky.) – For ten years, Alice Sparks and a committee of dedicated volunteers have hosted the Fore! Kids Golf tournament in Northern Kentucky to support families of children coping with life-limiting illnesses. Proceeds from the annual event benefit Bluegrass Care Navigators, a hospice and palliative care provider covering 32 Kentucky counties, including six counties in Northern Kentucky.

This year, Bluegrass Care Navigators launched a new program dedicated to meeting children’s unique needs. All funds raised at the golf outing will support Bright Path, Bluegrass Care Navigators’ new pediatric palliative care program.

“Our new Bright Path program is a perfect match for the mission and goals of the golf tournament,” said Laura Klumb, vice president of philanthropy for Bluegrass Care Navigators. “Although funds from the tournament always have been dedicated to families with children in our care, having this specialized program designed just for kids is truly aligned with the spirit in which Alice and the volunteers contribute so much to our organization.”

Alice started the Fore! Kids Golf Outing as she grieved the loss of her 12-year-old grandson, Alex Zdolshek in 2009, to a rare soft tissue cancer. Sparks recalled that “the Bluegrass Hospice Care Team came to help us cope physically and mentally, and we were impressed by the kindness and caring devotion to Alex and all of us. They were able to make his final weeks less painful which helped the entire family.”

This year’s event is sold out, but you can still support Fore! Kids and Bluegrass Care Navigators’ Bright Path program with your generous online donation at 

About Bluegrass Care Navigators
Headquartered in Lexington, Bluegrass Care Navigators provides hospice care in 32 counties across Kentucky. Its Northern Kentucky Regional Office serves patients in Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Carroll, Gallatin and Grant Counties. In addition, the agency supports those facing serious illness or chronic disease with private duty nursing, home primary care, transitional care, adult day health care, and palliative care services.

For more information about Bluegrass Care Navigators and our services, call 855-492-0812 or visit

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